From ESPN‘s John Clayton this afternoon:
The Pittsburgh Steelers extended one-year offers to six of their seven restricted free agents, including receiver Mike Wallace.
Wallace made the Pro Bowl after leading the Steelers with 72 receptions for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011. He’s one of the NFL’s top deep threats with an average of 18.7 yards per reception during his three-year career.
Wallace said repeatedly throughout the season and in recent weeks through his Twitter account that he wants to remain in Pittsburgh, where he has developed a solid rapport with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and is the leader of a talented young group that includes Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.
You can read more from Mr. Clayton’s column here.
— Coach Tomlin talks Kirby Wilson, Todd Haley, and the 2012 offense.
— ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley gives his opinion on the Steelers needs for 2012. Do you agree?
— The Steelers Footballers Basketball Team has several up-coming games scheduled this month: one is this Thursday, March 15th at the Poland Seminary High School (OH).
Other games include March 16th at the New Bethel Park High School (PA)! Pregame festivities start at 6 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance, $9 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Evey True Valley Hardware in Bethel Park, Eat’n Park on Route 88 and the police records room at 5100 W. Library Avenue. Proceeds fund the Sgt. Charles Bonczek/Bethel Park Police Association college scholarships.
They will also play three games at West York High School against the Middle school Faculty (March 23rd) at 7:30 P.M., the Elementary School Faculty (March 24th) at 1:00 P.M., and the High School Faculty (March 24th) at 7:30 P.M. You can get ticket information here.
Note: The names of the Steelers players attending/participating are not announced until game day.
You can see more game photos from Jack Megaw here.
— If you are going to the Collectors Showcase of America Show at Chantilly (VA) at the end of the month and are purchasing autograph tickets, CSA suggests that you purchase your unsigned merchandise (for autographing) prior to the show to save money. You can do so through their website or over the phone. More info here.
*Thank you to Trish!